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Sep 09 - Sep 13, All Day
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IEA Resident Artist Rita MacDonald

The Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) announces an exciting line up of resident artists in the Fall semester 2024. Rita MacDonald is a visual artist who makes detailed pencil drawings on paper and large site-responsive wall works from paint and plaster.

Her work focuses on exploring the experience of place through its relationship to perception and visual association.  


Her work has been exhibited widely, including at Smack Mellon, Wave Hill, The New York Studio School, The International Print Center, The Hyde Collection, 808 Gallery at Boston University, SUNY Ulster, Albany Center Gallery, and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, among others. She’s completed several public art commissions including two permanent mosaics for subway stations in Brooklyn for the MTA Arts & Design Program and has recently completed a large site-specific project in Manhattan for Google’s Artist in Residence Program.  


Rita holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from School of Visual Arts. She currently lives and works in Olivebridge, NY. 


The IEA is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Schein-Joseph Endowment and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation. 

The IEA is a high technology research studio facility within the School of Art and Design, which encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media systems, experimental sonic/video production, digital imaging, and publications. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations. 

The IEA offers two types of residency: Time-based/ New Media and Print Media. The IEA video and sound studio offers artists an integrated system with real-time video, image-processing software, hardware and video capture. The IEA’s Experimental Print Media Program Residency seeks artists who want to explore Digital Printmedia technologies to further and expand their working practice. Artists  have access to state-of-the-art digital arts facilities.